Archive for the ‘Syrian Cooking’ Category

To Aleppo With Love – Mhammarah

June 30th, 2020

Mhammarah or Muhammara is a red pepper dip originally from Aleppo, Syria. Mhammarah is an appetizer eaten with bread, and with lamb kabab, or shish tawook.

Let’s make Mhammarah Halabiyeh:


To Aleppo With Love – Shourabet Al-‘Ades Bi-Hamed

January 31st, 2020

Shourabet Al-‘Ades Bi-Hamed is a type of red lentil soup from Aleppo. Hamed means sour and the source of the flavor in the recipe is Husrum “Verjuice: the pressed juice of unripened grapes”.

Let’s make Shourabet Al-‘Ades Bi-Hamed:


Burger Al-Lahmeh

December 31st, 2019

Burger Al-Lahmeh is the recipe of Syrian meat Burger.

Let’s make Burger Al-Lahmeh:


Aqras Kefta Meqliyeh

November 30th, 2019

Aqras Kefta is minced meat mixed with bulgur wheat or ka’ek crumbs, seasoned with garlic, salt and black pepper, then fried and served.

Let’s make Aqras Kefta Meqliyeh:


Fattet Hummus Bet-Tehineh

July 31st, 2019

Fatteh or fattah is an Arabic dish that uses pieces of toasted or fresh flatbread as a foundation upon which various ingredients are added on top.

Fatteh can be made with chickpeas (Arabic: Fattet Hummus), or with chicken (Arabic : Fattet Dajaj), or with eggplants (Arabic: Fattet Makdous).

Fattet Hummus has different types:

Fattet Hummus Bel-Laban: it is made by layering crispy flatbread, topped with yogurt sauce, then topped with chickpeas.

Fattet Hummus Bet-Tahineh: is made by layering crispy flatbread, topped with Hummus Bet-Tehieh (Chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and salt). This is a specialty of Hama, so it is also called “Fattet Hummus Hamwiyeh”.

Fattet Hummus Bez-Zeit: dried chickpeas are cooked in water until tender but not mushy. Then in a blender the sauce is prepared (put in blender chickpeas cooking water (the water which was used to cook the chickpeas), garlic, baking soda, salt and blend, then slowly add olive oil until the mixture turns into white in color, this mixture is called “Faqseh”). Then the fatteh is prepared by layering crispy flatbread, topped with chickpeas, then topped with Faqseh. Garnished with cumin. This fatteh in Damascus is called ” Tesqieh Bel-Faqseh”.

Fattet Hummus Helweh: is made by saute onion in ghee until transparent, then cooking the onions in chickpeas cooking water. Then the fatteh is prepared by layering crispy flatbread, topped with the onion with the cooking water, then topped with chickpeas, and heated ghee is added at top. This is a specialty of Hama.

Today’s recipe is Fattet Hummus Bet-Tehineh.

Let’s make Hummus Bet-Tehineh: